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LTB-World Chefs Without Borders Outreach on September 29, 2019 in Sapang Bato Porac, Pampanga

Dear Chefs and Members,

 
Greetings!
 
We would like to inform you that our LTB-World Chefs Without Borders Committee headed by chef J.A. Ventura will be having an outreach program on September 29 at the Aeta community in Sapang Bato, Porac Pampanga.
 
Chefs who will be participating are Sonny Mariano, Rommel Hinlo, Jac Laudico, Pauline Lagdameo, Jam Mendoza, Cherrie Tan, Paulo Domingo and members of the Philippine Young Chefs Club.
 
Chef J.A. did an ocular of the site recently, please find activity details below.
 
Should you like to support this project in food, equipment or ingredients.  Kindly contact chef J.A. Ventura (javentura313@gmail.com)
 
Thank you and best regards,
 
J. Gamboa
Director for Education
LTB Philippines Chefs Association
 

Name of Program: Aeta Community Outreach Program
Date of Program: September 29, 2019
The goal of Program: To support the health department’s fight against dengue in the indigent communities by conducting a feeding program alongside their medical mission. The food that will be provided by LTB shall augment the medicines and help in addressing the communities’ protein and nutrient deficiency to fully combat the epidemic. Vegetable seeds will also be provided to make their nutrient intake more sustainable.
 
Location: Sapang Bato Porac, Pampanga
LTB will provide the following: Transportation for volunteers/equipment/supplies, tools and equipment, meals, feeding ingredients, packaging
Number of people to be served: 300 pax
Budget per person: approx Php80-90 /head (food and water) 
List of LTB Members participating: J.A. Ventura, Pauline Lagdameo,  Sonny Mariano, Rommel Hinlo, Jac Laudico, Jam Mendoza, Cherrie Tan, Paulo Domingo, PYCC

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World Chefs Without Borders prepares for CSR Vietnam

Paris, France · 23 September 2019 · World Chefs Without Borders prepares for CSR Vietnam


World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) announced today that plans are underway for Chefs Social Responsibility (“CSR”) events to be held in Ho Chi Mhing, Vietnam from October 19 to 21, 2019.

During CSR Vietnam, WCWB members from Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, China, Iceland, Singapore and Vietnam will join the Professional Chefs Guild of Saigon to showcase Vietnamese cuisine and local products during the International Chefs Day Gala Fund Raising Dinner and when preparing healthy meals to feed over 500 homeless children.

Funds raised on International Chefs Day, October 20, 2019, will provide better basic kitchen facilities to feed the homeless children at the City Youth Center and will support the ROOM TO READ children education program.

WCWB Chairman Willment Leong will be onsite leading CSR Vietnam, and firmly believes, “As Chefs, if you can’t find faith in humanity, perform your CSR and you will become the faith in humanity.”

Alexander Chong, Executive Chef of New World Saigon Hotel has been appointed Project Director for CSR Vietnam. WCWB is confident that by working together, these humanitarian events will be a big success and make a difference in the lives and hearts of the children. 

WCWB CSR Vietnam Slogan – “There is Always Hope for a Better Tomorrow”


ABOUT ROOM TO READ 

Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and founded on the belief that “World Change Starts With Educated Children,” the organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments. Room to Read develops literacy skills and the habit of reading among primary school children and supports girls in completing secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. Room to Read is serving communities in ten countries in Asia and Africa: South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 

ABOUT WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS

World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) is a global humanitarian aid initiative by Worldchefs. Our mission is to support and mobilize our global network of volunteer chefs to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters. 

For information on WCWB, contact:                                          For International Chefs Day Gala 

Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman                                            Fundraiser Dinner Tickets, contact:

wcwb@worldchefs.org                                                               saigonprochefs@gmail.com 

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS 

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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World Chefs Without Borders Launch Chefs Social Responsibility For Cambodia

Paris, France · World Chefs Without Borders Launch Chefs Social Responsibility For Cambodia


World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) is proud to announce its 2nd major Chefs Social Responsibility (“CSR”) global event will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The objective of this tour is to encourage Chefs to participate and perform their social responsibility, creating an awareness of how we as Chefs, can make a difference. 

Supported by the Cambodia Chefs Association and endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism Cambodia, 100 Chef volunteers from around the world will travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia at their own expense and individual donation of 1000 Euros. All funds raised will go towards the CSR for Siem Reap Cambodia events and the balance will be donated to Siem Reap Children’s Hospital. 

CSR for Siem Reap Cambodia events will take place from April 26 to 30, 2020 and will include a VIP Gala Fundraising Dinner for 200 guests, ground cook off preparing 2,000 meals for 2,000 children, 8,000 people luncheon and 8,000 food relief packs for 8,000 Cambodian villagers in the 7th Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat. All dishes prepared will be Cambodian national dishes and will include only local ingredients. This will be a memorable experience for the 10,000 Cambodians and 100 Chefs that join this tour. 

WCWB Chairman Willment Leong, stated “Together as Chefs, World Chefs Without Borders will once again create an historical example to the world that Chefs can make a difference towards humanity.”

CONTACT:

Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman

wcwb@worldchefs.org

A pdf version of this press release is available for download below.

ABOUT WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS  

World Chefs Without Borders World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) is a global humanitarian aid initiative by Worldchefs. Our mission is to support and mobilize our global network of volunteer Chefs to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters. Chef Ambassadors also coordinate events to grow awareness and/or raise funds for WCWB.  

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS 

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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WCWB Americas in Aid 2019 Promotes a Chef's Social Responsibility

Paris, France · 9 April 2019: WCWB Americas in Aid 2019 Promotes a Chef’s Social Responsibility

World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) recently held Americas in Aid 2019 in conjunction with host American Culinary Federation (ACF) Tampa Bay Chapter in Florida, USA. 

As part of the WCWB Chef’s Social Responsibility, the first event was held at St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen in Clearwater. ACF National President Stafford DeCambra joined the WCWB Committee Members, ACF Tampa Bay Chapter members and Fort Harrison chefs to serve over 250 meals at the shelter. The chefs also distributed take away meal packs and dental hygiene kits donated and organized through the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter.

The Americas in Aid 2019 Fundraiser Dinner held at Fort Harrison Hotel featured global and regional specialties prepared by all the visiting WCWB, ACF Tampa Bay Chapter and Fort Harrison chefs who volunteered for this event. The Dinner raised US$40,000 for WCWB and will provide necessary assistance for those in need and requiring disaster aid relief. Special recognition goes to Global Power & Gas for their considerable financial contribution.

ACF Tampa Bay Chapter President Rene Marquis CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, stated, “The ACF Tampa Bay Chapter has had a humbling experience by having WCWB visit our area. It has been an amazing week and we look forward to any more opportunities that may come our way.”

WCWB Chairman Willment Leong stated, “Chefs all over the world are encouraged to consider a Chef’s Social Responsibility (CSR) by volunteering their skills in local communities and joining us abroad for aid and relief efforts whenever possible. Together, we can make a difference and set an example for all chefs world-wide.”

Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler stated, “It was a great experience to once again work together with WCWB and all the chefs who participated in Americas in Aid 2019.  On behalf of Worldchefs, I would like to thank the WCWB Committee members and ACF Tampa Bay Chapter members with special recognition to President Rene Marquis for hosting and organizing these events.”

ABOUT WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS

World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) is a global humanitarian aid initiative by Worldchefs. Our mission is to support and mobilize our global network of volunteer chefs to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters. To learn more and to donate to our projects, visit: www.worldchefswithoutborders.org. 

For additional information, contact Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman, at wcwb@worldchefs.org.

                                   

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World Chefs Without Borders announces Americas in Aid 2019

Paris, France · 18 January 2019: World Chefs Without Borders announces Americas in Aid 2019

World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) is pleased to announce Americas in Aid 2019 will be hosted by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Tampa Bay Branch in Florida, USA. www.acftampabay.com
As part of the WCWB Chef’s Social Responsibility, the first event will be held on Tuesday March 26, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen in Clearwater, Florida. www.svdpsoupclearwater.org  The second event will be the WCWB Americas in Aid 2019 Fundraiser Dinner on Thursday March 28, 2019 at Fort Harrison Hotel. The funds raised will provide necessary assistance for those in need and requiring disaster aid relief.
Participating WCWB Committee members and Chefs will include Chairman Willment Leong (Thailand), Oliver E. Soe Thet (Myanmar), Mauricio Armendaris (Ecuador), Ray McCue (USA) and Cornelia Volino (Canada).  Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler (Germany) will also be participating in this WCWB initiative.
ACF Tampa Bay Branch President and Worldchefs Military Committee Chairman, Rene Marquis CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, and ACF Tampa Bay Branch Vice President and Vice Chairman of the International Chefs Day Committee, Vanessa Marquis, CEC, will lead the local team of chefs and volunteers during WCWB Americas in Aid 2019.
 
WCWB Chairman Willment Leong stated, “Chefs may not be able to change lives, but with our Chef’s Social Responsibility initiative and community outreach participation, we can make a difference. We look forward to supporting the efforts of St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen and creating an awareness for the needs of others, in all communities.”
Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler stated, “The efforts of the WCWB Committee are an ongoing inspiration to chefs and cooks around the world. I am proud of WCWB’s accomplishments and the impact they have made worldwide to help those in need and afflicted by natural disasters. I look forward to joining WCWB Americas in Aid 2019 and thank ACF Tampa Bay Chapter for hosting these events.”
ABOUT WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS www.worldchefswithoutborders.org 
World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) is a global humanitarian aid initiative by WORLDCHEFS. Our mission is to support and mobilize our global network of volunteer chefs to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters. 
 
FOR INFORMATION ON WCWB, Contact FOR WCWB AMERICAS IN AID 2019 
Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman             Fundraiser Dinner Tickets, Contact
wcwb@worldchefs.org                                                              vnmarquis@gmail.com

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WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS BRINGS DISASTER AID RELIEF TO PALU

A  powerful  7.5  magnitude  earthquake  rocked  the  Indonesian  island  of  Sulawesi  on  September  28,  2018  and triggered  a  devastating  tsunami  at  Palu.  More  than  2,000  people  lost  their  lives,  many more  were  injured  and missing. In total, there were 3 natural disasters in the area that included an earthquake, tsunami and soil liquefaction.

The majority  of  the  deaths  occurred  in  Palu, a  City  that is  home  to more  than  380,000  people. In  addition,  over70,000 people were left homeless following the disaster.

World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) provided disaster aid relief that was coordinated by Stefu Santoso,WCWB Ambassador & Emergency Response Team Memberand President ACP Jakarta, Together with hisWCWB team, they organized dried relief packs, water purification tablets and generators as only air relief transport was allowed. The  WCWB  team  also  prepared  6,000  packed  meals  and  distributed  them  to  9  refugee  tents:  District  Thamrin, District  Dayoh  Daro,  Central  Mosque,  Talise  Beach,  Sigi  Village,  2  areas  in  District  Kaleke,  District Wisolo  and District Poi.

WCWB donated 5,000 euros and ACP Indonesia donated over 3000 euros to assist in the disaster aid relief efforts. The participating WCWB chefs and young chefs outside of the City also paid their own flights and travel expenses.

World  Chefs  Without  Borders  (WCWB)  is  a  global  humanitarian  aid  initiative  by  Worldchefs.  Our  mission  is  to support  and  mobilize  our  global  network  of  volunteer  Chefs  to  undertake  initiatives  providing  education  and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters.

If you would like to join us in support of this and other disaster aid relief efforts, please visit: https://www.worldchefswithoutborders.org/stories

For  further  information  on  World  Chefs  Without  Borders,  please  contact:  Willment  Leong,  WCWB  Chairman at WCWB@worldchefs.org

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MCA – World Chefs Without Borders – Direct Flood Aid Myanmar! Mobile Aid Kitchen 4500 Portion Meals for aid

We went to Myanmar again to help! We served 4 500 portions meals for aid!

A story from Oliver E Soe Thet, President Myanmar Chefs Association


Oliver and his team went to Myanmar with 2 goals in mind: 

  • Our number 1 target was to do what chefs can best provide hot – nutritious – fresh food

Add healthy based on a Single Main Ingredient,- thick rich soups which can be a whole meal alone


  • Our number 2 target was to arrange a ZERO Plastic – NO Waste

Help at one side and destroy much of the nature at the other side… “. Absolutely not needed we worked with 20 & 50 L drums ( 70 to 200 portion of meals ) which would come back after donations, cleaned and then used again for the next donation.


Sent to the requesting villages through the logistics of RESCUE with arrangements and planning by local authorities and the Social Welfare Ministry. We got the orders how many portion which village and what time pick up, than we produced – cooking rich Myanmar Cuisine. At the villages by boats and followed by MCA – WCWB members with loudspeaker & small boats the villages were already informed and came with small boats and their tiffan Food Container and requested the portions as their family members plus got an extra part from MCA chefs .. 

  

The system worked so well that all fresh – healthy cooked Myanmar food was delivered even hot when scoped and donated to the villagers living a live since 10 days on top of the flood water. 

 

Chef Nanda as main Flood Aid Mobile Kitchen Head Chef, supported after 3 days by Chef Zwel Pye Paing which came with his friend and had already the days before sent two of his staff. Food Artists & Chocolate specialists Ye Naing and Ye Myo Minn next to MCA Office Ma Khet Khet, Saw Sandy, Naing Oo and his top friend – Aung Kyaw Hein ( Mr. Mexico or the ever ready man when MCA has an aid project running ). Ma Titsa & Giacomo took care the store and the ready packed ingredient boxes,- for the chefs just cook through. 

 

The system as with World Chefs Without Borders in June at Shwedagon and Delta – power gas stoves and big pot cooking each 50 ltrs and 6 stations a good 300 L and good 1200 portion food per one round – we cooked 2 to 3 rounds a day. 

 

Mandalay RESCUE would always tell us how many hundreds of portion are needed,— next to big donations we opened also a small ” Soup Kitchen Counter “, where mainly children and some elder came daily and took a Hot & Healthy meal, always at 11:00 and 16:00 ready to eat.

The at disaster side on duty Fire Brigade troupe was also regular guest at the MCA – WCWB mobile field kitchen. 

 

Safety First at MCA – WCWB Food Aid:

– with Ma Thuzar Myint the menu was discussed on the healthy & nutritious questions 

– only with Live Jackets we allowed MCA members on the boats for food delivery 

– much Mosquito Coils and cream against Malaria and Dengue were taken care. 

 

Not to forget the many volunteers and magic hands – best people of Madauk the ladies which quick joined the MCA / WCWB team and so we had sometimes 15 to 20 more people great as there were a 350 kg Onions & Potatos to peel ( donated by Tin Tin & Hlaing Family suppliers ). Chili and Radish to peel, cut and wash – all bought at a 3:00 am night stop at Thirimingalar Market on 3.8.18 Bulk Purchase to extreme low rates. We still hired three day labor for 5000 K for the daily handy work to be done quick and easy and good to have one stand by for the carry jobs.  

 

The highlight was arranged by Chef Ye Nanda, – with the great donation of IKON Market ( Electrolux – Myanmar agent ) the 50 kg Australia beef and 50 kg of Norway Salmon, next to 600 port of Shwe Sein noodle and the by Pastry alliance over 150 kg donated dry beans, chick peas and lentils, tamarind. Thank you Ko Aung and Amy for these wonderful – nutritious food. All at best also for the Beef as Madauk and Shwegyin are a multi religious region and everyone got his best cooked to perfect high class taste by Chef Nanda. Thanks to convenient products as Knorr Caterplan s ( Fish & Chicken ) items – cooking times were much reduced and basic taste at best – Knorr here with great food production in high numbers as 1200 to 1800 daily.     

 

Menus Created & cooked as: ” Single Main Item – High Nutrition rich Soup ” 

– Radish Soup with Marsalla powder & Chili paste

– Noodle Soup with chick peas – Tom Yam flavor

– Rick Lentil Curry with Dry Chili and fresh Coriander

– Japan Flavored Beef Curry – slow cooked 

– Pumpkin Soup with Ginger 

– Chick Pea curry with Curry Leaves  

– Salmon Nga San Hine – Curry 

– Dry Bean Soup 

 

Also independent village groups came along which were overlooked or to early send into OK

status,- here we could with two villages easy with two drums each sent off 120 portion fresh cooked

for all village people and children. 

Here we also could hand over the many cloth and other items donations as the over 1000 T shirts from Wave Ph7 water or the many Malta Fresh donated by Dagon Beverages. These people came next days again,– an always 1,5 hours walk though water to reach their villages. 

 

MCA Team was best taken care by the RESCUE Mandalay team with a big hall at a Monastery s 2nd floor and every morning good Myanmar Breakfast at the Flood Coordination center near the Hospital and direct at the with many sand bags secured Dam with much water behind. 

 

The transport back was with some luck well received a good double story truck which fit all of the MCA team and all equipment – all food items were left behind to villages same as the 20 L drums ( just 4000 K ) and the big banner – good rain cover for a whole family s broken house.

90.000 kyat only for the truck Madauk – Yangon…. 

Much less luck on the way to the flooded area we had several issues with cars as the first ( to small ) light truck cost 70.000 K – the driver raised the prize last moment to 150.000 K as there as the danger of much water and no return – Of course there was all OK at the roads – no water the car did not stay the first agreed 2 days and the more money of course not paid back to MCA by the driver, a lucky one make double money on Donations,- in Myanmar often the case .. The bus we had was due to the to small high ace overloaded and in his final years engine did not wanted us shortly before Bago…. – Chef Myo Min Soe quickly arranged a new bus within 20 min that happened and the load was quick transferred – so this bus also could not stay the planned 2 days until Sunday evening and some team members had to take on top of the charges the high way bus and MCA pay another near lag kyat for additional transport. Here more networking with face book is urgent needed to improve as we did great with Chef Thurein in the 2015 flooding and had several times even a free 10 wheeler truck to Hinthadar Delta with tens of thousands of L Ph7  water, hundreds of bags of rice etc….      

 

Many thanks to all the chefs and private person which donated – where every 10.000 Kyat helped to create a 12.000.000 K ( 120 Lag K ) donation fund ( food, cash and high quality medical drugs ). The whole aid mission was planned and took off in less than 2 days – ready to go, thanks to face book, and thanks to so many chefs and friends – helped – as far as Singapore with Chef Than Naing Tun & Chef Eric Wong. Or Chef Kyaw Kyaw which arranged 300 kg onion free of charge. 

 

Last not least MCA could donate a 4000 Euro ” Tamiflu ” against H1 virus to the Bago Superintendent on the night of returning to Yangon – he and our best Bago 1969 Student & medical charity group & MCA partner since many days. We handed over the medicine donated by German Interplast & Stiftung Life to support the Myanmar health system in times of floods, monsoon and potential Virus infection times of the year,– a 96 times live saving donation, if needed. 

 

Now some days further boxes were up at the MCA Office and today again,– to Bagan for the Traditional Food Festival along the Lawkananda Pagoda festival 15. to 20.8.18 on the cooking road this time for Myanmar Tourism Promotion and Myanmar Cuisine awareness to International Tourism on the invitation of the Union Minister of Hotels & Tourism. Arranged by MRA and MTF.

Pastry Alliance with Aghee and Chef Aung Myo Lwin, Chef Ye Nanda, Chocolate and Marzipan artists are at Bagan again,- followed by Daw Thuzar Myint of Shwe Yin Mar for Educational talks on 

Myanmar Cuisine, food safety, hygiene and very special for Nutrition talks to Myanmar Tourists and show owners at the Lawkananda Pagoda Festival & Myanmar Food Fair Bagan 2018. 


THIS IS WHAT WE DO! 

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Worldchefs Without Borders – Direct Flood Aid in Myanmar

From 3 – 8 August, Myanmar Chefs Association took on a Worldchefs Without Borders mission: set up a mobile aid kitchen and provide 4500 nutritious meals to Bago Flood victims with zero plastic use and zero waste.

The team arrived 6 days after Mandalay RESCUE set up an excellent logistic at different small villages and towns along the Sittang River, where villagers and monasteries were isolated from the world due to the disastrous flood.

Chef Ya Nanda leaded the team of local chefs and volunteer to run a Soup Kitchen counter available at 11:00 and 16:00. The hot and healthy meals were served from to-be-reused 20L and 50L drums directly to bowls  instead of unhealthy and polluting foam boxes and plastic bags.

As IKON Market and Pastry Alliance generously donated 50kg of Australian beef, 50kg of Norway salmon, 600 ports of Shwe Wein noodle,150kg of dry beans, chick peas, lentils and tamarins, the local enjoy a highly nutritious menu:

  • Radish Soup with Marsalla powder & Chili paste
  • Noodle Soup with chick peas – Tom Yam flavor
  • Rick Lentil Curry with Dry Chili and fresh Coriander
  • Japan Flavored Beef Curry – slow cooked
  • Pumpkin Soup with Ginger
  • Chick Pea curry with Curry Leaves
  • Salmon Nga San Hine – Curry
  • Dry Bean Soup

Along with hot meals, 1000 t-shirts donated by Wave Water, various drinks donated by Dagon Beverages, hundreds of bags of rice, 4000 Euro of “Tamiflu” against H1 virus donated by German Interplast and Stiftung Life were delivered to the suffered locals.

This mission couldn’t be realised after just 2 days of planning without the assistance of Mandalay RESCUE, volunteers in Madauk and especially the kind financial donations from chefs and individuals in Myanmar and Singapore.


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World Chefs Without Borders feeds 14,500 people during Myanmar Tour for Humanity

YANGON, MYANMAR JUNE 20, 2018

 

The World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) Myanmar Tour for Humanity recently took place in Yangon as its 1stChefs Social Responsibility global event on the 10th Anniversary since Cyclone Nargis.  60 Chefs from 22 National Member Societies of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WORLDCHEFS) travelled to Yangon at their own expense to raise funds together with the Myanmar Chefs Association www.myanmarchefs.com and cook for zero hunger in a world where humanity must come first.  

 

WCWB Chairman Willment Leong stated “Chefs may not be able to change lives, but with our Chefs Social Responsibility initiative, we can make a difference. Convert your ego to sharing and it will make you not only a great Chef, but also a great person.”

 

The first community event on the WCWB Myanmar Tour for Humanity organized by Chef Oliver E. Soe Thet, President of the Myanmar Chefs Association was held at the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, where the Chefs prepared and distributed 4500 meals to the local community.  It was the first time this type of event was approved by the Yangon State Government and was strongly supported by the Union Hotels & Tourism Ministry.

 

The Tour continued by boat on the Ayeyarwady River Delta. When they landed in Twantay City, the Chefs were greeted on the pier by Abbot U Yi Wa Ra Seyadaw with 150 orphan children of the Dhamma Linkara Monasteryand 50 students accompanied by Mr. Zaw Kyi, a Free School teacher & philanthropist. Stationary packs with school supplies and dry food relief packs were distributed to the children, and the Chefs purchased vegetables from the local market to encourage its economy and then prepared meals on the boat for the villages ahead.

 

Thousands of villagers and children from 20 villages gathered together between Napyaw su Village and Ka yin Kyaung Village to welcome the Chefs and show appreciation for their humanitarian efforts. In addition to the 10,000 meals prepared and provided to the villagers and children, sporting items and WCWB teddy bears were also shared. A total of 8100 dry food relief packs was distributed throughout the day by the Chefs.

 

As a finale to the boat trip, the Chefs released 50,000 young milk fish in the Ayeyarwady River Delta near Ka yin Kyaung village to help replenish the food supply for the years ahead.

 

WCWB acknowledged the 12 local labourers that assisted in the delivery of the dry food relief packs during the Tour by recognizing them as VIP’s and awarding each a WCWB Medal of Humanity during the WCWB Myanmar Tour for Humanity Farewell and Appreciation Dinner.

 

Myanmar Chef Association President Oliver E. Soe Thet shared the country’s appreciation with the Chefs, “The Myanmar people in Yangon, the Delta and throughout the Nation, are proud and thankful for the efforts and support of World Chefs Without Borders, in particular the 60 Chefs from 22 countries that came together and initiated such a once-in-a-lifetime event in Yangon and Nargis Delta.”

 

ABOUT CYCLONE NARGIS – A HISTORICAL DISASTER 

Extremely severe cyclonic storm Nargis, also known as Cyclone Nargis, caused the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Myanmar in May 2008. The destruction was catastrophic with at least 138,000 fatalities. Damage was estimated over K62,988,000,000, making it the most devastating cyclone ever recorded in this basin. Myanmar and its people are still struggling to recover its effect.

 

ABOUT WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS                                                                                                                   

World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB)is a global humanitarian aid initiative by WORLDCHEFS. Our mission is to support and mobilize our global network of volunteer Chefs to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters. Chef Ambassadors also coordinate events to grow awareness and/or raise funds for WCWB. 

Visit: www.worldchefswithoutborders.org

 

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS                

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WORLDCHEFS) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education and professional development of our international membership, through skills-building and competitions, and through sustainability and humanitarian initiatives. As an authority and opinion leader on food, WORLDCHEFS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession. 

Visit: www.worldchefs.org

                               

CONTACT:

Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman 

wcwb@worldchefs.org



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Chefs Opened their Hearts Again to Children Health Issues – Food Festival in Bratislava with Worldchefs WCWB Ambassador

The Wold Chefs Without Borders Ambassador in Slovak
Republic presented again the mission and activities of Worldchefs – WCWB at the
charity event that took place within the Food Festival in Bratislava, the capital
of Slovak Republic, in the premises of Bratislava castle in the days 25th
to 27th May 2018. The Bratislava castle commemorated the 301st
anniversary of the coronation of Maria Therese for Hungarian and Czech Queen and
Archduchess of Austria
.

These
three days
at Bratislava castle belonged to the
chefs and gourmands again. For the eighths time, there has been a favourite
gastronomy event
„Slovak Food Festival 2018“.
The Castle became a meeting point of both gastronomists ad gourmands. However,
it was mainly a meeting point for people with good heart, willing to help
those, the destiny was less favourable to.

Vojto Artz, the WCWB Ambassador in
Slovakia,
is already for eight years the professional guarantee.  He´s both author and organizer of the „Vojto
Artz´s COOKING SHOW“, that regularly makes part of this festival.

Within his Cooking Show he conceived
literally as a charity also this year, he welcomed on the main stage in
the festival centre several personalities not only of the world of cooking, but
also from the Slovak show-business. The meals and desserts prepared on the stage
were immediately auctioned and this way were changed to the good thing
supporting thing – 
improvement of the life conditions of the
children with health issues by means of two foundations: Foundation of Paediatric
Cardiac Centre Foundation Bratislava and Markíza Foundation.
During all three days Vojto
invited to the stage several interesting guests who presented both traditional
and untraditional chef show.
The good thing was supported
also by the members of the Slovak National Junior Team of chefs and
conditioners who are preparing for the international competition World Culinary
CUP 2018 in Luxembourg, renowned Michal
Konrád
,
Maroš Mrenica, Daniel Hrivnák, Tomáš
Pikáli, Daniel Širota and Vlado Lokšík
. The
well known chefs from Czech Republic, Róbert
Sklená?,
member of the Prague branch of the Association of chefs and
conditioners of Czech Republic and the chef Oskar Klanert demonstrated their
craftmanship too.

The children´s workshop „Vojto and Tinka cook with children“, was not missing
either, during which the little chefs were perfectly supported by the audience.

All these participants contributed to
the fact that a nice sum was collected
in the amount of
700,00 Eur.
Within three days, the yield will go to the accounts of
Paediatric
Cardiac Centre Foundation Bratislava and Markíza Foundation.
  We are happy that together we´ll succeed to make
the life easier for the children with harder destiny.

 

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